Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
An email arrived from a woman of Hispanic origin. It speaks for itself: ? I am…

Well, I just evidently can’t keep up with my blogging life. At the beginning of my 7th week in Spain, I was a mess. This week was an intense and emotional period of my life. I was recovering from being so sick in Spain. I had a terrible cold the previous week, with a high fever and pestering cough that REFUSED to let go. I felt so uncomfortable being sick or recovering in a stranger’s home. I felt like an intruder, an outsider and I hated Madrid, I hated Spain and just wanted to return to the US.